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Why NOT Dish and yes to DTV (unfortunately)

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by RVRambler, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    That isn't what the previous poster needs. Shapeshifter needs to get another UHF Pro remote so he can control TV1 from a remote location.
  2. bnborg

    bnborg Icon

    Jun 3, 2005
    If that location is usually used to watch TV2, he can use AUX on the TV2 remote to control TV1.
  3. hoophead

    hoophead Godfather

    Feb 10, 2008
    Yes, that is correct, I do it quite often, also.
  4. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    NO. The AUX mode is IR/UHF not UHF Pro so unless you buy the E* IR to UHF pro converter or some kind of IR extender the AUX cannot work from a different room/location unless you have a line of sight to the receiver from the other room.
  5. bnborg

    bnborg Icon

    Jun 3, 2005
    It works as UHF, I tell you.
  6. puckwithahalo

    puckwithahalo Hall Of Fame

    Sep 2, 2007
    wasn't able to test UHF as I don't have any receivers that use it, but know for sure it doesn't do UHF Pro as would be needed for the ops use
  7. CABill

    CABill Hall Of Fame

    Mar 20, 2005
    I have a 508 and have always been able to use Aux to control it via UHF. Aux generates both IR and UHF - but that is "OLD UHF", not UHF Pro. I'd agree with n0qcu in post #24 that you can't control TV1 (or TV2) outputs of a Duo in Aux mode because it isn't "UHF Pro". But that's using 6.2 and 6.3 UHF Pro remotes - no idea what Aux might do on a 21.0 UHF Pro remote. If someone would send me one, I could experiment. ;)
  8. ShapeShifter

    ShapeShifter Godfather

    Apr 21, 2008
    And if someone else wants to send one to me, I will also be happy to experiment and report my findings, as long as I don't have to send the remote back! :D

    (But you can have it back if it doesn't work...)
  9. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    They're plenty cheap on Ebay...
  10. n0qcu

    n0qcu Legend/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 23, 2002
    The 21.0 remote AUX mode is IR only.
    And before anyone asks it looks like the 32.0 Aux mode cannot be setup to control a different Dish receiver.
  11. RVRambler

    RVRambler Legend

    Dec 5, 2004
    Even NOW, there is NO mention of recording '2' channels of HD, for the 722 or the 922 on the dish website!

    'recording' 2 channels, yes, but 2 'HD' channels NO! (I learned long ago to NOT 'assume' anything not explicitly stated, especially when it comes to a potential contract.

    Guys, when you have the receiver and play around you find this stuff out, (if not before) but if you do not 'live' on these forums (I certainly don't), then some latitude should be allowed us 'casual users.

    Also, 'Dish's piss poor information' website concerning their receivers do not go far to solve customer 'desires' w/o the absolute, sometimes futile necessity to call customer 'service'!

    So thanks for all the info, but no thanks for the attitudes!
  12. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    I was just looking at the Dish Web site... for example at the 722 receiver...

    I saw mention of recording 1 channel and watching another... mention of watching a pre-recorded program while recording 2 other programs... and several other things.

    You say you've learned not to assume "anything"... and yet you are assuming SD-only whereas the info says nothing of the kind. It says 2 channels. So while you say you aren't assuming anything, you actually are.

    So I'm unsure where this lack of info on the Dish Web site is coming from. It took me all of 10 seconds to go find this out about the 722.
  13. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    HD Dual Tuner HD DVR's have been discussed, to great extent over the last 4 years of your 6 yrs of being a member here. Dish used to have a much more detailed HD DVR page, put with all the changes recently that page doesn't pop up anymore, but its easy to find Single Mode and Dual mode info on the website.

    If you are upset about some of the Attitudes, look at your heading of this thread. You post a Troll like title about features that are 4 years old. Sometimes if you when create a title of a thread that is a little troll like, and your 1st post in that thread
    Charlie hasn't asked but here goes!

    Recording 2 HD shows at same time, watching a 3rd, Dish can NOT do that, correct?

    DTV DVRs are slow but very reliable at recording, never see a messed up recording or glitches caused by User playing with menus (ie UI stealing CPU from recording), setting up new timers, etc.

    But DTV DVRs are SLOW, SLOW,SLOW for user inputting, seemingly always!

    DTV only 1 output, but HDMI and Component are active but same show.

    So, until Charlie has 2 HD channel recording, and at same time watching a 3rd HD recording, I unfortunately will NOT switch to Dish (but I would like to!)!!

    So, Charlie, "Make it So"!! I can't be the only one who thinks this way!

    Was very troll like as well. If you weren't trying to be a troll, thats fine, but you ask about features that have been published and hashed out for well over 4 years now, on the 722/622.
    So a
    722/622 Can record 2 HD Channels, or 2 SD Channels or 1 HD and 1 SD and 1 OTA HD or SD channel, all at the sametime, and let you watch a seperate HD or SD recorded show.
    722/922 Can record 2 HD Channels or 2 SD Channels or 1 HD and 1 SD, and let you watch 1 HD or SD recorded show.
    722k/922k Can record 2 HD Channels or 2 SD channels or 1 HD and 1 SD Channel as wall as record 2 OTA HD channels or 2 SD channels, or 1 HD and 1SD channel at the sametime, and let you watch a Recorded HD or SD show.
  14. E91

    E91 Godfather

    Oct 7, 2008
    What is sad is that Dish's salesforce seems pretty confused about this as well. When I called less than two years ago to get a Dish setup in my home, I was told in three separate calls that the 722 could only record one HD show at a time. What I was told was that the 722 had one HD tuner and one SD tuner. I had to come here to get the corrected info.
  15. 4HiMarks

    4HiMarks Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    Laurel, MD
    I have had similar conversations. One CSR insisted that a 612 only had one tuner. When I pointed out the web site says it can record two different programs at once and that was not physically possible with only one tuner, he had no answer.
  16. tampa8

    tampa8 Godfather/Supporter

    Mar 30, 2002
    Interesting the OP assumed things that could be easily found out right this site. Even the 612 can record two HD channels, in fact can record three HD channels at the same time. (Two dish HD channels, and one OTA HD channel)

    So will you now say "yes" to Dish?
  17. am7crew

    am7crew Legend

    Jun 5, 2009
    I might be late here but since when does dish dvr's not allow you to record 2 HD shows while watching a previously recorded HD show? Mine all that just fine.
  18. GrumpyBear

    GrumpyBear Hall Of Fame

    Feb 1, 2006
    I think a big part of the problem is the confusion, and Dish creates part of this. is the difference between total Tuners vs Independant Outputs.

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